San Ramon


Plucked Chicken & Beer Coming to Crow Canyon Commons this Spring in San Ramon

Crow Canyon Commons, San Ramon

The restaurant Plucked Chicken & Beer is opening in Crow Canyon Commons in San Ramon. According to Diablo Dish these are the same owners as Sauced with locations in Livermore and Walnut Creek. Check for updates on their Facebook page here. I wonder what the self-service beer taps will be like…

From their website:

Plucked Chicken & Beer will feature creative and fun dishes made with, you guessed it… chicken! From appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and an impressive selection of self-service beer taps, we guarantee you’ll leave wanting more.


DunDraCon Gaming Convention in San Ramon Feb 16th – 19th

DunDraCon Gaming Convention:

San Ramon Marriot
2600 Bishop Dr, San Ramon
Friday, February, 16th – Monday, February 19th, 2018
$40 ($60 at the door for entire weekend)

DunDraCon features social games for all ages, including RPGs, LARPs, miniatures, cards, board games, etc. Also this year: RPGA, Protospiel, Pathfinder Society, the War College, seminars, demos, martial arts exhibitions, dealers room, anime room, kid and teen events, open gaming areas and more.


Poke Roll Opens in Magnolia Square Shopping Center in San Ramon

Magnolia Square Shopping Center, San Ramon

A new poke restaurant called Poke Roll opened recently in the Magnolia Square Shopping Center in San Ramon. A sign mentions that from September 6th – 8th you can get a free macaron ice cream when you buy a poke bowl or roll. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

Poke Roll take on Hawaii’s raw fish salad marries traditional Japanese ingredients with its iconic island flavors. Every poke bowl and sushi burrito is made to order right before your eyes with highest quality produce, fresh sushi grade fish, and chef crafted specialty sauces.



Giuseppe’s Pasta & Grill Closes in San Ramon

2540 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon

Thanks to a reader for sending word that the San Ramon mainstay Giuseppe’s Pasta & Grill closed on August 27th. From their Facebook page:

For almost 20 years, Giuseppe’s has proudly served the San Ramon Valley, providing good quality food at a fair price in a family friendly atmosphere. Back in 1998, the folks of San Ramon welcomed us with open arms and for that we will be forever grateful.
Through the years, we’ve hosted wonderful parties, celebrations, surprises and even a couple of weddings. We’ve been fortunate to have benefitted from great friendships and loyal customers over the years and they all will be missed.
It has been a pleasure to have worked with such a wonderful and faithful staff; several have been with us for many, many years. Countless thanks to them for their dedication, hard work and loyalty, as we couldn’t have done it without them.
Now, after all these years, we are sorry to inform you that effective Sunday August 27th, Giuseppe’s will be closing its doors. The landlord has plans for the building and he will not be renewing the lease.
Thank you for your friendship and patronage,
until we meet again…
Joseph Marra & Family